Amazon UK to Build 800,000-sq.-ft. DC

Amazon.co.uk is creating up to 1,200 jobs over the next five years with a new purpose built distribution center in Swansea, Wales.

The 800,000-sq.-ft. center is to be built on a 33-acre site. The center will distribute a range of items available from www.amazon.co.uk and also provides extra capacity for an ever-increasing selection of products.

Allan Lyall, v.p. of European Operations at Amazon said: “We are delighted that our fourth UK distribution centre is to be built in Wales. This new development will play an integral part in fulfilling current and future demand and we feel that the site’s great location, coupled with the ability to draw from a pool of strong local talent, will make this an extremely effective and efficient operation.”

“Amazon.co.uk continues to attract new customers with its low prices, expansive selection and high level of customer convenience, and our Swansea operation will play an important role in our future success.”

Work on the new center, being developed by the Macquarie Goodman Group, an integrated industrial property group listed on Australian Stock Exchange, is due to start on site in April with the first phase of 400,000-sq.-ft. completed by October 2007.

Amazon.co.uk currently has two distribution centers in Scotland, at Glenrothes and Gourock, as well as one in England at Marston Gate near Milton Keynes.

Source: Amazon UK

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